Police are seeking two suspects who allegedly carjacked a vehicle Friday night in Watsonville and ordered the driver to get inside the vehicle’s trunk at gunpoint.
Police in San Francisco recovered 89 stolen vehicles and made 40 arrests during a nine-day concentrated enforcement period in May, during which they focused specifically on auto theft.
An elaborate car theft ring was busted in San Jose after workers at gyms caught on to the scheme.
Police said the service, which lets customers reserve rental cars by the hour or day in designated areas, had 76 of their vehicles mysteriously disappear over a six-week span.
One week after a thief stole an idling car in Fairfield with a boy sleeping inside, prompting a statewide Amber Alert, the number of vehicles being stolen with the keys left inside is on the rise.
A suspected car thief who was shot and killed by police in Concord on Wednesday night after allegedly ramming a patrol car has been identified as 26-year-old Jose Avalos of Bay Point, a police lieutenant said Thursday.
Officers shot a suspected car thief following a police chase in Contra Costa County Wednesday night.
Members of an Alameda County auto theft task force shut down an illegal chop shop and made two arrests in an early morning probation search in Oakland this week, officials said Wednesday.
A 24-year-old Oakland man was arrested in connection with stealing a car from a Belmont auto dealership last Sunday, Belmont police said.
A San Francisco Supervisor is hoping to lessen the pain for people who get their cars stolen and then have to pay towing and storage fees if the car is found.